This recipe is so easy to whip up - perfect for a holiday gift, to take to a NYE party, or, I'm thinking, even a Super Bowl party, Game Night, whatever. Who doesn't love a bowl of nuts for snacking??
Most likely, you'll have most of the ingredients in your kitchen and since it takes less than 20 minutes from start to finish, I think you'll love recipes from Everyday Food just like I do.
2 1/2 cups unblanched almonds
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread almonds on a rimmed baking sheet; toast until fragrant, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine sugar, salt and cayenne pepper.
In a large skillet, over medium heat, cook honey and water with olive oil, stirring, until combined, 1 minute. Add almonds; toss to coat.
Transfer nuts to sugar mixture (do not scrape extra glaze into bowl); toss to coat. Cool in a single layer.
I just use a full 1 lb bag of almonds. It's about 3 cups so I just adjust the other ingredients accordingly - like a heaping 1/4 cup of sugar instead of a level one. Definitely be sure to not scrape the extra glaze from the skillet into the sugar mixture. It makes a mess and the almonds don't come out looking like they do above (trust me). They do taste as good, but they're not as pretty. And who doesn't want pretty almonds??